After all the bike riding, I thought I would indulge in driving to work today. After all, I had spent a lot of time in the last few weeks replacing my starter TWICE. Yet, I would still feel anxious as I crouched into the drivers seat and prepared to turn the key. Oh, the starter worked all right, but the solenoid was still whirring after I disengaged the key and turned the engine off. Another effed up starter from Autozone. NEVER buy a car part there. Take my word for it. they have a lifetime warranty, but you will be replacing your stuff every month. I thought it might have been the ignition switch, but after talking to a few repair shops, they all agreed that it was my shitty little Duralast Autozone starter…. so after Interbike, I guess I need to drop some coin on a high quality starter and put that in for the FOURTH time since December. Yeah. The starter should not be replaced more than you fill or your tank with gas. 😛 So I had to hop on the saddle again today. I took my commuter bike and to my surprise, it wasn’t painful… *everything* felt good, even my legs…. well, minus Herman. 😉
It was rough being back at work today, working a full 8 hour day like most normal homo sapiens. I am spoiled…I know. I had a massive pile of work to dig myself out of after missing 2 work days. Imagine what I’ll have to make up after missing 5 days due to Interbike next week. yeeeeeesh. The weather clouded up and got insanely windy later in the evening. My nice coworker offered me a ride home which I usually will not accept, but this time, I was ready to take the offer. I don’t know what kind of bad car karma I am carrying around with me, but we got a flat tire on the way back to my house…. I hope I am rid of all that car baggage because I would love for the Ergon FJ to work in a happy fashion on the way to Vegas on Saturday.
I’ll do a mountain bike ride tomorrow and then will have about 9 days off the bike. I am going to start my off-season running regimen this weekend which I am looking foward to. Work tomorrow, then off to Vegas Saturday!! It’ll be like when I was at OR…some sparse posts, but I won’t forget about you!
Come by and see me! I’ll be at the Ergon or Zoelle booth. Mostly at the Zoelle booth for this show:
Ergon Booth #4351
Zoelle Booth #6204
We will also be having an Oktoberfest party at the Ergon booth on Thursday from 5-7 PM. I will be bartending in tradition German costume…one that has appeared on this blog before… ruh roh!